Miss Clare- what a sweet sweet little girl! We usually expect and plan that newborn sessions will include lots of time to cuddle mommy, nurse and time to become perfectly calm and relaxed for their session. Miss Clare and her Mommy had a BIG talk before they came, with lots of praise and hope that she would sleep well for her session. I’m not sure that I have ever quite done such a quick, calm session. She arrived asleep and continued to sleep for pretty much the entire session!!
I always ask families to bring things that mean something to them- ways to make the photos personal- family items, mom and dad’s wedding rings, stuffed animals or blankets from their bedroom- it means I get to arrange and plan “on the fly” but I love the challenge. When I saw the mailbox come into the house, my first thought was “oh my gosh what a FANTASTIC idea, then my second thought came… how on earth can we get asleep and calm enough to sleep inside the mailbox?”… refer back to the first paragraph where I said she slept like a dream! Even as I tucked her little body inside the mailbox, she slept for us. I think it’s such a fun and wonderful way to be able to visually see each year how much she has grown, to look back and think… you fit inside that mailbox!!
Thank you for having me capture these adorable photos!
This winter has been packed with newborns. All these beautiful babies coming through our doors… or in the case of Adeline, us going through hers to meet her. We love doing in home newborn sessions, giving families a chance to relax in their own environment while I bring everything needed for a full newborn session.
Miss Adeline was so precious for her session, so calm and peaceful. Her family owns a tea house, so we had to do a presentation photo for them of course, as well as using a beautiful floral crown made by a local florist!
Frequently throughout the year, we send little reminders about booking your newborn session while you are still pregnant! With good reason 🙂 July/August/September turned into a bit of a crazy situation, when most of the July babies went late, the September babies came early and the August babies came right on time…. what did that mean? 10 babies in an 18 day window… yep… it was fun and crazy, but such a great opportunity to try some new things!
One other benefit came to Aria’s family, as they were not aware of the early booking for newborn sessions, and when their adorable little girl arrived, they called for a session, and we were actually able to fit them in (since our September due dates suddenly opened up when they came in August). We were so lucky to be able to capture the photos of this little lady, she was a dream to work with (apparently not like big sister who may have given the photographer a bit more of a run for their money?).
We love meeting new families from our little community, and can’t wait to see the girls around as they grow up!